BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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<><><><><><><><><><>pmQGTqMDMake Night: Plastic Bag Crafts
Thursday, August 18th : 6pm

The Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street : Baltimore 21201

What should you do with that growing pile of plastic bags slowly taking over your kitchen? Guest artist Thea Canlas will show you some easy techniques to turn the plastic bag, a seemingly universal and endless resource, into a useful DIY object. In this workshop, participants will learn how to make “plarn,” or plastic yarn, which can be used for knitting, crocheting, and sewing.

Make Night is an evening blending good wine and craft beer, great company, and fantastic art-making experiences led by local creative minds. Each workshop begins with a free drink and a visit to the galleries. Advance registration required.

<><><><><><><><><><>fieldsFields Festival
Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21st

Ramblewood Campground
2564 Silver Road : Darlington 21034

Following the success and excitement of its debut in 2014, Fields Festival has returned for a second year! Fields 2016 will celebrate and integrate DIY music and arts culture from Baltimore and beyond, including legendarily galactic experimental ensemble The Sun Ra Arkestra. 

In addition to the musical performances, attendees can experience comedy, live theater, film, sound and visual installations, performance art, recreation, wellness, dance, poetry, yoga, and innovative food courtesy of performers and curators from Baltimore’s vibrant arts community.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!!!!!!!!!

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EMBRACING ALL THINGS WEIRD: Creative Mornings Baltimore: Labbodies
Friday, August 19 : 8:30 am – 10 am

The Copycat Building
1501 Guilford Avenue

Tickets Free / Available here at Creativemornings.com

This month’s theme is WEIRD with speakers, Dr. H. Corona and Dr. A. Pinkston of LABBODIES! Labbodies is a nomadic performance art laboratory based in Baltimore, MD and is under the direction of Dr. H. Corona and Dr. A. Pinkston. Labbodies creates opportunities for performance artists to exhibit their work. The vision of Labbodies is to establish Baltimore as an international performance art hub through a series of weekly, monthly and annual performance art programs and festivals. They envision a Baltimore where performance artists live, work and thrive with the assistance of fellowships, project grants, residencies, travel awards, and exhibition production that supports the needs of live art.

The awesome and eclectic Penthouse Gallery, located in the CopyCat building is hosting us. We’ll be serving up breakfast, thanks to the Room and coffee, thanks to Dooby’s! Mark your calendars! Free admission, breakfast, coffee and talk! Partner/Sponsor LOVE: John Davis Photography, ShineCreative.tv, Strangers With Style, The Contemporary, the Room, Dooby’s, and Maryland Art Place.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:

Ada Pinkston is a multimedia artist, educator, and organizer living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Born in New York, her art explores the intersection of imagined histories and sociopolitical realities on our bodies using monoprint, performance, experimental video, and collage techniques. Inter-subjective exchange is also the primary substrate of her work. Her work has been featured in Transmodern Performance Festival, P.S.1, and the streets of Berlin. A recipient of a Mississippi State Arts Council Grant, Blaunstein Scholarship, and Michael Mazur Printmaking Scholarship, her most recent collaborative project includes founding the LabBodies Performance Art Laboratory in Baltimore Maryland. www.adapinkston.com

Hoesy Corona (b.1986 Mexico, based in Baltimore, MD) is a multidisciplinary artist and founding co-director of Labbodies, a performance art laboratory in Baltimore Maryland. Corona’s unapologetically colorful, sculptural and performance based works have been deeply influenced by his queer immigrant experience in the United States. Additionally, formative encounters with racism, discrimination, xenophobia and otherness have shaped the ways in which Corona creatively interprets the contemporary world around him, in new and compelling ways. His work has appeared at The Baltimore Museum of Art, VisArts, Washington Project for the Arts, and The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival among others. He was the recipient of a Light City Artist in Residence Winter 2016 in Baltimore’s Station North and was the Cafe Con Leche Latino Artist Resident Artist at Pittsburgh’s Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery in May 2016. Corona is the recipient of a MSAC Individual Artist Award, a Force Pelham Printmaking Residency and was included in Creative Capital’s “On Our Radar 2016”. www.hoesycorona.com

jonathangilmorefrontofflyerfinalJonathan Gilmore with music by Lawrence Robinson
Friday, August 19th : 7:30pm

The Motor House
120 West North Avenue : Baltimore 21201

Jonathan has been building an enthusiastic fan base with concerts that have elevated his reputation as an energetic, passionate vocalist. Jonathan is front man for a collection of stellar musicians which include his musical director Lawrence Robinson. The two combine to create musical electricity onstage that can only be described as soul stirring. In addition to performing classic covers, he will be performing original music onstage as well.

<><><><><><><><><><>escapeEscape Artists Gallery Ellicott City Fundraiser + Opening Reception
Friday, August 19th : 7-10pm

Mount Vernon Stable and Saloon
827 North Charles Street : Baltimore 21201

Escape Artists invites you and all your friends to the reception of the Ellicott City Fundraiser show on Friday, August 19thfrom 7:00 pm until 10:00pm.

The show will be on display at our gallery and our sponsor locations, Mount Vernon Stable Saloon and Vape House Blends until September 4th.

All locations will be available for art viewing on August 19th until 10 pm at the Vape House and Escape Artists galllery and until midnight at Mount Vernon Stable Saloon.

50% of all proceeds from art sales will be donated in part to Ellicott City Partnership and to Re-create fund for artists and non-profit art galleries affected by the storm.
We have over 50 artists donating art to this show and many of them are donating 100% of their sales to the relief funds.
If you can’t make it to the reception, the gallery the show will be on display until September 4th.
The gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9am till 7pm and Saturday and Sunday 4pm till 7pm.

<><><><><><><><><><>YIcdmB7mBroken Bone Bathtub: The Submersive Baltimore Edition
Opening Night of Performances : Friday, August 19th 

undisclosed location
a bathroom : Baltimore

Running Friday-Sunday, August 19th-Sept 4th. Broken Bone Bathtub is an immersive theatre performance taking place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help, and shares her story, exploring themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity and connection. The audience takes on the role of Siobhan’s close friends; not only listening but sharing in their experiences, and assisting the cast-clad artist in the actual ritual of taking a bath.

Written and performed by Siobhan O’Loughlin, this special Submersive edition will include additional environmental design by artist Amanda Burnham, soap products for all from Bawlmer-based Mount Royal Soap Co. and locally brewed bevvys. The lovely Baltimore rowhome location will be disclosed once tickets are purchased.

<><><><><><><><><><>etdIARbSCaring for Animals at Home: Open Hours
Caturday, August 20th : 2-4pm

The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive : Baltimore 21218

oin Bailey Deacon and others from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) to talk about the care that animals need in the home. Meet some furry friends from BARCS and think about adopting one into your home!

About Open Hours

Open Hours is a monthly program hosted at the BMA. The public is invited to propose events, workshops, lectures, and experiences to take place in the new Joseph Education Center. Open Hours events are about creating community together through conversations, exchange and learning. It is a time to share what the program organizer knows and cares about, and build relationships with others.

Open Hours are free and open to the Public.

<><><><><><><><><><>Ttdjp3xrMD VLA Art Law Clinic
Saturday, August 20th : 1-4pm

The Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Avenue : Baltimore 21224

In these low-cost sessions, artists will discuss legal issues related to their work with an attorney for 30 minutes. These services are provided by the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (MDVLA). For issues that can’t be resolved in 30 minutes, MDVLA provides a Pro Bono Referral Program for income eligible artists that pair them with an attorney to complete the resolution of their legal issue. Clients will either pay by check to Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts or by PayPal prior to their appointment.  If they wish to pay by PayPal, there will be a computer available for them to do so.  Also, we recommend that clients arrive ten minutes prior to their appointment so that they may do intake with one of our volunteers to avoid into their appointment time. Take advantage of this advice to discuss the legal issues surrounding the project of your dreams, or better yet, the practice in which you are currently engaged.

Contact MDVLA for more information or to schedule a session: 410-752-1633 or e-mail [email protected]. First come, first serve, advanced registration required, one session per person only.

1-4pm | $5 | Advance Registration Required

<><><><><><><><><><>Inner-Harbor-Baltimore-Drift-mastheadInner Harbor Baltimore Drift Walking Tour
Saturday, August 20th : 2-3:30pm

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101 East Pratt Street : Baltimore 21202

Public artist Graham Coreil-Allen is launching his latest New Public Sites walking tour: Inner Harbor Baltimore Drift. The general public is invited to explore invisible public spaces hidden in plain sight on this alternative walking tour of Baltimore’s most recognizable public space.

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a celebrated success of waterfront redevelopment, but its spectacular looks disguise a contested past and challenging present. During his Inner Harbor Baltimore Drift tour, Coreil-Allen will uncover the real stories of how powerful people, visionary plans, and community movements are still transforming the former industrial wharf into a premiere public space for all. Through poetic interpretation and participatory activities, Coreil-Allen will show how secret loading docks, coded brick patterns, environmental engineering, and forgotten monuments all reveal Baltimore’s hidden truths.

Tickets for the walking tour $15 each and can be bought through http://newpublicsites.org.